Author Archives: Julia Gibbs

UK travels firms exploring better customer service

A new report from Elitetele.com where they questioned senior travel professionals about their industry shows that in over 80% of responses, the industry leaders believe that improved customer service and more productive staff are the main areas of focus for … Continue reading

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Is Twitter really the least effective channel for #custserv?

Econsultancy featured an article recently that explored new research suggesting that Twitter is the least effective customer service channel in the UK. The research found that companies do respond to tweets, and some respond very quickly indeed, but it is … Continue reading

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How should brands respond to customers on Twitter?

A Twitter user was fed up of being late for work so he tweeted the train service he used – London Overground – and begged them to improve their punctuality. He claimed that if he was late for work one … Continue reading

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Companies that thrive don’t only think about the sale

Sir Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group of companies is often help up as an example of an entrepreneur who started small and over the years has built a global empire of businesses – and all along following his … Continue reading

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Are people really worried about protecting their personal data?

A recent article on the Engage Customer blog described new research by Mintel that found how consumers of all ages are concerned about data privacy online, but younger Millennial consumers are over-sharing data far more than their Baby Boomer parents. … Continue reading

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Great #custserv where it is least expected

The customer service feedback pages in most newspapers are littered with horror stories about poor service and disasters where unsuspecting customers hand over their money and fail to receive the service they expected. What a pleasant surprise then to read about … Continue reading

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Should you be exploring Whatsapp for #custserv?

So now your multichannel customer service strategy allows customers to tweet, to post messages on Facebook, as well as calling or emailing. What could possibly be next? How about supporting Whatsapp? Before you reply that this is just a text … Continue reading

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Teleperformance UK wins Infinity CCS’s Contact Centre QA competition

Recently we won the Infinity CCS “Be The Best” Contact Centre QA Competition. The competition – designed to recognise excellence and innovation in contact centre QA – was judged by three prominent figures from the contact centre industry: Jonty Pearce of callcentrehelper.com, Ann-Marie … Continue reading

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How smart are smart energy meters?

This post is by Stuart Morris, Strategic Account Director at Teleperformance UK. Smart meters have been around for some time now and most people appreciate the benefits. The customer feels they have more control over their utility use when they … Continue reading

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Can companies still get away with the bare minimum #custserv?

A fascinating thing about the way customer service is emerging at present is how the marketing function in many companies is either getting closer to or becoming a part of customer service. Brands have finally found that the people who … Continue reading

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